Saturday, 4 June 2011

British Airborne

In a divergence away from our typical two games I have been putting some time into the WWII era and have purchased some Warlord paratroopers.  The figures are excellent and nicely proportioned but if I get another figure with a grenade just leaving the hand I will cry.  It's very nice but I don't need 5 in a platoon.  Expect to find them on eBay soon.

I have painted a test figure and I'm happy with the result.  The Denison smock isn't as accurate as some might like but it works for me.

The plan is to have a full platoon of three sections each with an LMG team and an equal split of rifles and smg's.  There will be a 2" mortar and a sniper with the three sections.  Along with the Platoon HQ I also have 2 HMG's, 2 PIAT teams, a 3" mortar and a 75mm Pack Howitzer (had to make the minimum order and it seemed a good idea)

We have also plumped for Disposable Heroes as a rules set.  There are lots to choose from and it's a minefield (pun intended) to decide which is suitable.  As the idea is to play Platoon sized games these seem to fit the bill.


  1. Looking good. Is he showing the door to all the grenade throwers?

    Perhaps you should replace the grenades with other things like chairs or chickens...

    C'mon postman where's my rulebook!

  2. Yes I'm not sure the buttons are correct on that smock.....

    Looks good. So many games, so little time!

    I read that DH can be used with 15mm scale too and FOW minis work well for it.
    We'll see!